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While the interviewing process may be long and painful it is well worth the effort to get placed in Pearson.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  London, England (UK)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

I have been working at Pearson

Pros

Pearson is a strong company that has weathered the financial crisis very well. They nurture talent and believe in treating their employees respectfully.

Cons

Because of their culture of nurturing employees, there is not a lot of turn over. Usually that is a good thing but sometimes it serves to keep stale ideas in circulation.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

To stay competitive, digital competencies should be brought in to accelerate progress.

Recommends
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Has potential, but gets sidetracked with politics too easily. Senior Management is the main problem.

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    Current Employee - Analyst  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Pearson

    Pros

    Flexibility in working arrangements. Good location with great transport links nearby with local pubs and restaurants.
    Colleagues are generally well-qualified and good people, friendly.
    Work/life balance is also good.

    Cons

    Promotion and appointment decisions seem to be made based purely on politics and who you know rather than ability or experience. The level of politics is the highest of anywhere I've worked. The blame culture in particular is incredibly damaging, with a shoot first ask questions later approach.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In order to survive and grow Pearson is going to need to innovate - which it seems incapable of doing. Innovation by acquisition can only take you so far, and you will end up destroying value if you can't nuture innovation within the organisation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Sales jobs likely don't get much better

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative

    I worked at Pearson

    Pros

    The incentives of salary, bonus, perks, and flexibility in work schedule are reasons to enjoy this job. The subject matter is often interesting, as is interacting with college professors.

    Cons

    No matter how you dress it, this is a sales job at a for-profit company. Much to the chagrin of many hard working employees, the end-of-day focus is on pleasing shareholders through increased profits, not on improving education. As such, the aforementioned flexibility in work schedule quickly evolves into perpetual work with a rapid decline in personal time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If Pearson is to survive the myriad of rapid changes facing the textbook industry, it must evolve its past practices and keep its focus on education.

    No opinion of CEO
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